A few years ago, I had a bizarre experience. I live in a big city and, at the time, lived in an apartment building. It was the middle of the winter and I was going to close the balcony door and saw a white owl just sitting there in the snow drift. It looked at me (which kind of freaked me out) and then just flew off.
It freaked me out, because it was the first time noticed owls kind of have people faces. :) Their beaks are so small they look like little noses and the faces are flat compared to other birds. I also thought it was pretty cool that it was a white owl (or even an owl, since I'd never seen one up close before).
Then I got to thinking, why is an owl sitting on my balcony in the middle of the day. That was about seven or eight years ago and I've never forgotten it. I can still remember how it looked at me. But I never could figure out what it might symbolize. Back then I wasn't into magick so I didn't even consider anything like that.
That experience is something I'll never forget and I'm just wondering if anyone in this community has an idea of what a white owl coming to you might symbolize.